Friday, June 24, 2011

Vintagey Animal Prints

Having a 2 month old son has made me obsessed with children and nursery design. I love these awesome animal prints by Sea Urchin Studio. Too fun!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

peony love.

{first of all, sorry for no wallpaper wednesday this week. i failed.}

moving on. i know i'm not the only one who's favorite flower is the peony, but i'm posting about it anyway. i chose them as my wedding flower and then met with my florist and discovered that unless i had a floral budget in the thousands, it wouldn't be doable because i was married in october. 
the last few weeks in church there have been the most beautiful bouquets of fresh peonies on the pulpit and they make me ultra happy. if i could have a fresh vase of my own every week in my house i'd be the happiest woman on the planet. here's a few lovely photos for you to gaze upon.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

UV Parade Favorite

I've been attending the Utah Valley Parade of Homes for years. I've worked for the parade. I've painted a home for the parade. ...out of all my experiences I have never seen a home that I loved this much and that fit my style so perfectly. While so many of the homes you see in this parade are huge and extravagant, too many of them are all the same style, and it's not necessarily my favorite. {Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful and stunning homes, just not usually my personal style}. Anyways, each year Hatfield Homes always seems to deliver my favorite of the parade. This year's wins my vote for favorite parade home ever. Although it's pretty trendy, I feel like they did a great job of still keeping it fairly timeless and also an incredible job with making the entire 7,455 square feet cohesive. Very important. 

This house is full of the most gorgeous wallpaper, lighting, glass hardware {on everything}, reclaimed flooring, and so much more.

Enough talking, let's get to the pictures. I took a million but obviously am not posting them all. Really if you live around Utah Valley and you have time in the next couple of days, head on down and tour this home if you can. The parade ends Saturday. It's worth the 10 dollars even if it's the only home you see! {At least in my opinion :) } Oh, and it is home #14 located in Lindon.

Please excuse the poor camera quality.

Sorry for the people in the picture, but this home is beautiful starting from the exterior.

Entry way nook. {Don't mind my reflection in the mirror}..

Dining area.

Obsessed with the industrial bulb lighting.

One of my favorite features of the whole kitchen-the open shelving and how they styled it.

Beautiful ceiling and light in the piano room. Again, obsessed with the lighting.

Kids bathroom. Always love me some subway tile! And the shower curtain I've been eyeing from dwell studio.

One of the kids rooms. I just loved the pillows for a kids room.

Probably my favorite part of the house. The hallway upstairs lined with massive windows. This is only a small section.

LOVE the windows above the bed, the bedding/pillows, and love the idea of using 2 pendant lights rather than lamps for the bedside tables. Brilliant.

Beautiful stairway up from the basement.

Thought this wall in the mudroom was pretty cool.

Anyways, I could post more photo's but I don't want to be too over kill...haha.

Walking through this home tonight lifted my spirits and made me remember why I love design so much. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday: Chevron

Who doesn't love a little chevron now and then? ...I obviously do. :)
This look can be achieved with wallpaper OR it'd be a fun & easy paint project too! 

image found here

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Animal Print

A lot of people perceive animal print to be tacky...but I am here to tell you how beautiful and tasteful it can be if it is done right. First of all, here's a few favorite pieces from around the web:

(  1. Alice Lane  2. Etsy  3. Alice Lane  4. Williams Sonoma Home 5. West Elm  6. Etsy  )

Here's a few beautiful room examples for you to feast your eyes upon as well:

...See how amazing it can be? I love it. I think it's best when it's not over done-just a side chair, rug, or throw pillow tossed in the mix. Fabulous.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I was flipping through my archives of saved design photos the other day and found this:

I can't tell you where it came from because it was so long ago, but I've always love loved this photo.
It reminded me how much I love typography in interiors. Here are some fun examples:

clever. via Faconnable

I adore this photo and this one was even a DIY project. Via Decorating Hotline.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bold

Last week I showed some examples of using wallpaper in a subtle way.
Today I'm showing the opposite- using wallpaper to make a bold impact.
It's fun to paint with bold colors, but using wallpaper gives you options with pattern and texture that paint can't offer.